The Melbourne Rugby Union Club is proud to announce that Oneata Schwalger, who plays for the Club’s Women’s team, has been nominated by the Victorian Rugby Union for the Victorian Sport Awards in the categories of Female Athlete of the Year and the Governor’s Award – Sportsperson of the Year.
These awards are seen as an opportunity to recognise some of the most outstanding athletes, coaches and officials in Victoria and to reflect on and celebrate the successes of the year in sport. The Award ceremony is just around the corner and is set to take place Tuesday 17 March 2015, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Last year was a triumphant year in not only Victorian sport but also across Australia, so it’s likely that the recipients of the awards will be highly reflective of these accomplishments and will continue to represent the achievements which we have already been witness to.
There’s an outstanding list of nominees for each of the awards as every category is filled to the brim with incredible talent, leaving everyone contemplating who will take home one of the many prestigious titles for 2014.
With remarkable results at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi and 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games there is a great deal of success to be recognised as many of our Victorian athletes were fortunate enough to represent Australia at these events.
In 2014, Schwalger was selected to represent the Australian Wallaroos in both the Tri Nations (NZ) and the iRB 2014 Women’s World Cup (France). She was the starting prop for all matches, along side fellow team member Ashley Masters, the only two women who represented Victoria – a fantastic achievement.
Victorian Junior Athlete of the Year
Victorian Junior Team of the Year
Victorian Masters Sport Award
Best Sport Development Initiative (Vicsport Full Member)
Best Sport Development Initiative (Vicsport Associate or LGA Member)
Vicsport Media Award
Victorian Official of the Year
Victorian Coach of the Year
Victorian Team of the Year
Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award
Victorian Sports Leadership Awards – Eunice Gill Award
Vicsport Male Athlete of the Year – Frank Wilkes Award
Victorian Female Athlete of the Year – Kitty McEwan Award
Victorian Sportsperson of the Year – Governor’s Award